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Old April 19th, 2011, 07:08 AM   #626
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...kids...gotta love the comment, "can we go by my friends house?" Priceless....good job!
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Old April 19th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #627
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I loved the look on everyones faces on the maiden vovage. Super cool.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #628
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Thanks guys!!! It really was heart warming. My daughter has been bugging me to cruise every evening. HAHAHA. I had to say no this eve as I have the master cylinder out. But she is excited about her first car being an old VW.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #629
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great vid....and nice beard
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Old April 20th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #630
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Glad you guys enjoyed the vid. HEHEHE. I changed out the master cylinder today and rebled the brakes. Now I can stop. Weeeee. I also cut down the roll cage and gave it a preliminary fit. I marked the holes in the floors. I will take it down and paint it this weekend.

I have a pair of 10 in woofers and 6 in 3ways speakers coming in the next week from a buddy who owns a stereo shop. Working out a little barter with him. I am looking for the right AM /FM Ipod dock for the stereo system. I am thinking a 100 watt amp in the back.

Oh ya..I found a guy to cut my windshield here locally for 50.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #631
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This past week, it has been going down the punch list and finishing up details in the interior. I got the roll cage in and painted with Raptor Liner. Finished up the seat belts and the back floor boards. I also go the stinger finally. It is running pretty good, but I am taking it to a local VW shop next week for some carb sync work.

The glass windshield is in and and we are ready to rock. Just a few more items to complete including the stereo system. Few pics from the past week.



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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #632
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I enjoyed the video..and the car looks and sounds great
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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #633
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Thanks Chris, It sounds so much better now. There was an exhaust leak and the mixture screws needed a bit of work at the time of the video. I am going to put a muffler insert into the stinger to keep things down a bit. But it is throaty.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #634
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This week I got a lot of little shit done. You know, the things you think are so small, but they add up at the end. Fixed a few things that have come to attention as I have made some small trips through the neighborhood.

I finished up the roof rack this week and got it mounted up until the ragtop canvas gets here this week. I will be getting the tags at the beginning of the week. Then I will put some miles on it and work out the kinks before it's first show at "The Greens"



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Old April 30th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #635
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I totaled up the invoices this afternoon. To complete the build from start to finish with the original purchase of the car came to 3127.00 USD. I feel really good about that. Most importantly, the wife does. I do not think I will have to twist her arm to start the next one in the fall. She has asked for the keys a few times so she could drop my daughter off at a few of her friend's houses this past week. Too cool to see them enjoy it. Perhaps, better than myself.

This has been an enjoyable adventure in retrospect. The hours into it are a blur at this point in time. I am more proud of the persistence it took to stay on it and finish it, than the final product itself. There really is nothing more here than just doing it, even if I haven't done it before. If I could pass along any advice to those in process, it would be to suggest to do what ever you can. Do not give yourself excuses or reasons not to do a part or process. If you are waiting for a part and feel like it is holding you back, go do something else. Those little widgets of accomplishment add up. That is what it took for me, and a few beer along the way.
Thank you Old Chub.

So. 1 year and 3 monts, 390 pics later, here it is ready to rock.....The Zombie Killer
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Old April 30th, 2011, 05:02 PM   #636
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And it is SUPERBLY done Mike!
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Old April 30th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #637
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Nicely done!
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Old April 30th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #639
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that's one bitch'n ride!!
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Old May 1st, 2011, 05:01 AM   #640
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Is it done ye....what's that?... oh it is?.... well damn, I don't know what to say then...

OH YEAH!! Looks Friggin Awesome man!
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Old May 1st, 2011, 05:52 AM   #641
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And you sir have created a winner. Most telling point is that your kid likes to have her friends see her in it !
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Old May 1st, 2011, 06:14 AM   #642
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The car looks fantastic Mike. It has been a pleasure to follow along with your build and I can only hope mine comes out 1/2 as nice. Thanks for the advice on the phone yesterday. it gave me a few things to think about.
Again, great finish and I hope you and the family continue to enjoy it and be proud of your accomplishments.
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Old May 1st, 2011, 07:17 AM   #643
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Thanks guys! I will get some pics from the show on the 22nd. There are usually a few Vrods in the crowd. Rob, will you be there with your car? Hope to see ya there.
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The Zombie Killer turned out fantastic . Now to see the photo's of you and your family enjoying it!
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Old May 1st, 2011, 08:51 PM   #646
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Thanks guys! I will get some pics from the show on the 22nd. There are usually a few Vrods in the crowd. Rob, will you be there with your car? Hope to see ya there.

I will. I am actually going to camp the night before and my club parks the cars for VWOTC and VWEC. I will be parked with the club and if you would like I can hold a spot for ya. We usually have a huge grassy area, alot of great people in the crew, VERY family. I will have two cars there, the wife and three kids. We BBQ during the show and have a huge tent set up for shade, if not several.
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The car looks great!!!

Now all you need to do is get out and Drive,

I hope to make it down there for the show on the 22nd with my volksrod also.

570+ miles 10+ hours of driving = one hell of a time...
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Old May 1st, 2011, 10:50 PM   #648
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The car looks great!!!

Now all you need to do is get out and Drive,

I hope to make it down there for the show on the 22nd with my volksrod also.

570+ miles 10+ hours of driving = one hell of a time...
Come out and camp the night before!!!!
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Come out and camp the night before!!!!
Thanks for the invite, I am coming down with a friend, He will be driving his 57' Oval window chop and me my 67' Volksrod down their, He got us a hotel room in Littleton for the night (booked it on price line) I'm not to happy about it I guess it's about 40min from the fairgrounds.

We will be driving down on Sat the 21st (wish us luck for a trouble free drive) and driving back after the show on Sunday.

Let me know where you guys will be camping at so if we make good time we can come by to meet you.


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At this point, Just outside the fairgrounds, lol.


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